The Province of Munster

Munster is derived from ‘Mumhan’ means The Land of Mumha’s men’, Mumha being a Celtic goddess. It was anglicised with the Norman suffix “-ster” being a Nordic word for ‘state or land’. So you end up with Munster.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in the province of Munster

Kilcrea Friary, Ovens. County Cork 1465

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 Built under the patronage of Cormac MacCarthy The Kilcrea Friary is a medieval abbey located near Ovens in County Cork. It takes its name from a 6th-century saint named Cyra who is said to [...]

Kilcrea Friary, Ovens. County Cork 14652020-04-29T19:34:27+00:00

Cloughjordan Eco Village, Cloughjordan. County Tipperary est.2007

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Ireland's first Eco-Village The incredible Cloughjordan Ecovillage is located adjacent to Cloughjordan village in County Tipperary. This is a registered educational charity and an internationally recognized destination for learning about sustainable living. The pioneering [...]

Cloughjordan Eco Village, Cloughjordan. County Tipperary est.20072020-04-29T17:35:28+00:00

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork

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An island paradise, World famous gardens & friendly seals Garinish Island, also known as 'Ilnacullin' or 'Island of holly’ in Irish, is located in the sheltered harbor of Glengarriff in west Cork. The [...]

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork2020-05-07T12:40:49+00:00

The Gap of Dunloe. Dunloe Upper. County Kerry

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The original and probably the most spectacular tourist trail in Ireland The Gap of Dunloe has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning mountain pass [...]

The Gap of Dunloe. Dunloe Upper. County Kerry2020-05-06T15:09:29+00:00

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 1142

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One of Ireland's largest and most impressive castles, Excalibur & Cromwell Cahir Castle was originally a Gaelic stronghold that belonged to Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond who built a fortification here on an [...]

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 11422020-04-30T12:13:39+00:00

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.1460

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Killarney's largest & most romantic castle Ross Castle was built sometime in the late 15th century by the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains and was surrounded by a fortified bawn, curtain walls, and circular flanking [...]

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.14602020-05-06T15:05:39+00:00

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 1812

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One of the finest examples of an ornamental cottage in Europe Fantasy houses such as Swiss Cottage were popular with the gentry in the 19th century where they could play at being peasants [...]

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 18122020-05-07T12:48:08+00:00

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 1195

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The first, largest and one of the most important Augustinian houses in Ireland Clare Abbey was founded in 1195 and is situated on an elevated site beside the Fergus River. This was the [...]

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 11952020-04-29T17:59:42+00:00

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 1682

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One of the largest and finest British military installations in Ireland Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th-century star-shaped fort and is was one of the largest British military installations [...]

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 16822020-04-29T17:58:09+00:00

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 1863

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A famous Waterford landmark with engineering excellence The Waterford Clock Tower was built in 1863 when Waterford was Ireland's busiest industrial port. It had the largest shipbuilding yards in the country (before being [...]

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 18632020-05-04T12:30:57+00:00

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 2013

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Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum This stunning new museum was built in 2013. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and is also the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval [...]

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 20132020-05-04T15:54:32+00:00

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 1785

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Once a global trading powerhouse & Ireland's most exquisite Georgian staircase. Waterford is Ireland's oldest city and has always been one of the main gateways into the country for people and ideas since [...]

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 17852020-05-04T15:59:21+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

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One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland & the oldest piece of Waterford Glass The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 to the designs of the famous architect [...]

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 17412020-05-04T12:42:28+00:00

H Doolin’s Pub, George’s Street. Waterford City est.1710

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T & H Doolan's Pub was established in 1710 and is Waterford’s Oldest Tavern. Some parts of the internal walls were originally part of the 14th-century city walls. The bar has a great reputation [...]

H Doolin’s Pub, George’s Street. Waterford City est.17102020-05-04T13:02:10+00:00

Carrantuohill Mountain, County Kerry 1,038.6 metres (3,407ft)

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Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill in co. Kerry is Ireland's highest mountain standing at 1,038 m or 3,406 ft. It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range and is topped by a [...]

Carrantuohill Mountain, County Kerry 1,038.6 metres (3,407ft)2020-05-07T12:43:13+00:00

Hore Abbey, Cashel. County Tipperary 1266

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Paranoid dreams of killer monks, Benedictines and Yew trees Hore Abbey is located in a beautiful setting underneath in a field under the watchful eye of the Rock of Cashel in co. Tipperary. [...]

Hore Abbey, Cashel. County Tipperary 12662020-04-26T14:06:58+00:00

The Treaty Stone, Thomond Bridge. Limerick City 1865

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A battle, A siege, A truce & The Flight of the Wild Geese After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 the remainder of James II's defeated army retired to Limerick under the [...]

The Treaty Stone, Thomond Bridge. Limerick City 18652020-04-29T14:01:32+00:00

Quin Abbey, Quin. County Clare 1433

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A former Norman castle, The Mac Namara's & many interesting architectural features Quin Abbey is located in the village of Quin in County Clare. It dates from 1433 and was built on the [...]

Quin Abbey, Quin. County Clare 14332020-05-06T14:58:43+00:00

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary 1216

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One of Ireland's most impressive Norman keeps  Nenagh Castle is located in Nenagh in County Tipperary. It was built c.1216 and was the main castle of the Butler family for 200 years before [...]

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary 12162020-05-06T09:38:56+00:00

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. County Clare 1850

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Eamon de Valera & a Russian cannon This listed building is Ennis Courthouse. It was built in 1850 in a neoclassical style to the designs of Joseph B Keane and Henry Whitestone. The [...]

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. County Clare 18502020-05-06T15:32:36+00:00

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 1168

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The oldest and most beautiful building in Limerick City St Mary's Cathedral dates back to 1168 making it the oldest building in Limerick City predating King John's Castle. This was previously the site [...]

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 11682020-05-06T15:00:45+00:00

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 1467

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The Vikings, The O'Briens, Dungeons & a No.1 tourist attraction Bunratty Castle is located in the village of Bunratty in County Clare. This is one of the most impressive castles and one of [...]

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 14672020-05-02T10:09:34+00:00

Adare Manor, Adare. County Limerick 1864

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One of the most beautiful and finest hotels in Ireland Adare Manor is located in the beautiful village of Adare in County Limerick. These lands were once owned by the powerful Norman Fitzgerald [...]

Adare Manor, Adare. County Limerick 18642020-05-06T14:53:46+00:00

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 1200

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Once regarded as the most beautiful city in Ireland, King John & A city under siege This strategic location on the banks of the Shannon has been a stronghold for thousands of years. [...]

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 12002020-04-26T15:04:38+00:00
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